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These are simple and easy to understand guides on how to do everything associated with travel. From how to find the cheapest flights and hostels, to getting visas and clearing airport security as quickly as possible.
Buying a backpack when travelling is a big deal. It can make the difference between being comfortable or uncomfortable for a lot of your trip. I recently had to buy a new backpack, after it broke. I had been using it for three years, so below are things I would look for when buying a new backpack, that have definitely made my life easier. When buying one I wouldn't spend over £60. I think this is plenty enough to buy a good sturdy backpack, that’s comfortable, and will last.
I recommend buying an 80 litre backpack. This is the perfect size to fit everything I need in. I think 100 litres is a little to big and will get heavy. Usually the bigger it is, the more you will try to put in it. Anything less that 80 is pretty small, but if you’re a light packer then get a smaller one. An 80 litre can be used for 2 weeks to 6 months and works perfect.
Finding your way around a foreign city can sometimes be a challenge. Having no internet connection and language barriers can make it even more difficult, trying to find landmarks and cafes, use local buses, or even know which buses to take, to get you where you want to go can be hard. Here's my advice on the best ways to navigate a foreign city while travelling.
This can sometimes be kind of a difficult task. We have all these places we want to visit, and usually so little time. It can often be hard to decide where you should next travel too. Where you next travel to depends on a variety of things such as money, length of time you have, visas you can obtain. But for me there’s one way you can decide that will stick out above these and that's opportunity.
As travellers or even humans, we've all been there, where you've been out somewhere and these new smartphones just run out of battery. And I’m sure you would all agree how annoying it is, when you're out travelling and your phone goes dead. You can't take pictures, see the time, use maps, just in general it's annoying. Especially if you're phone has important details on it, like most of us do now, carry things like flight details, booking confirmations, addresses etc. all on our mobiles. So ensuring our phones remain alive is of an ever growing importance when travelling. Here's my tips on how to save battery life on your phone when travelling.
There are many alternatives to staying in hostels or hotels, that can end up being a lot cheaper, and possibly even more fun. So if you're looking for some alternatives on accommodation, that can end up saving you money, here's a list below.
When backpacking, hostels usually make up a large part of your expenses, and will probably be the most expensive part of the trip, other than flights. Here's a few tips on how you can save money when booking hostels.
Finding cheap flights can be a hassle, the prices of flights change constantly and every website you visit will have a different price. Saving money on flights can also mean a lot more spending money for your trip, and there a few easy ways to save. Here are my top five tips for saving money on flights.